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3 August, 2015

Team GB prepares for Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge

Leeds City College hosted Team GB’s butchery squad penultimate practice round, as it prepares for September’s annual Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge. 

Volume continues to grow ahead of value in meat, fish and poultry sales. 

At a recent Clyde monitor farm meeting, hosted by farmer Andre Baillie, industry experts gathered to deliberate the increasingly pressing issue of sheep scab. 

A butcher’s shop in Teeside has closed following a food poisoning outbreak. 

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Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has unveiled its biggest ever on-pack promotional campaign for later this year. 

Directors from two of Northern Ireland’s largest companies, Moy Park and Dunbia - both from the food industry, have been recognised for their commitment to the sector. 

After some particularly tough judging, the results of the inaugural 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards are in. 

Dalziel is to launch a series of films which go behind the scenes of the UK’s retail butchery industry. 

Butchers are noticing a change in routine to consumers’ barbecuing habits, thanks to the unpredictable weather. 

There’s just one week left to enter Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. 

AHDB Beef & Lamb believes there are clear opportunities in exploring sous-vide and enhancing ready-cooked product ranges in the beef and lamb categories. 

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises. 

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Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian meat processor, has reported a drop in sales from last year of 1.3% to $820.8 million for its second financial quarter to 30 June, 2015.

Talks are being held between Russia, WTO and India to agree a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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